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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002


  • Tue- Friday10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm


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Past Events

In The Reading Library

Special Storytime: Kevin Barry

December 1, 2018
Free with Museum Admission

Yo ho ho! It's the first day of kindergarten. Just imagine all the fun things to learn and experience! And who better than a pirate captain to drive the bus to school? Join illustrator Kevin Barry as he reads from his new picture book Kindergarrrten Bus, a hilarious story that playfully addresses the anxiety many feel on their first day of school - or at the start of any new undertaking! 

Book signing to follow program. Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at

In The Art Studio

Girl Scout Workshop: Collage Creations

December 1, 2018
10:00am - 12:30pm
$15 per girl / $9 per adult

Morning program: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Afternoon program: 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Open to troops and girls with an adult. Register at 

In The Museum

The Carle Bookshop Holiday Sale

November 23 - November 25, 2018

15-50% off books and toys. Members save an additional 15%.

In The Auditorium

Picture Book Theatre presents The Littlest Matryoshka, by Corinne Demas and illustrator Kathryn Brown

November 18, 2018
$5 (Members $4.50) Does not include Museum Admission

See Corinne Demas’s story of The Littlest Matryoshka (with illustrations by Kathryn Brown) come to life with large string puppets worked by Margaret Arsenault, Frances Caporello and Joan Hanson. Puppets and scenery created by Director Therese Brady Donohue. Music composed by Karen Tarlow. This 40-minute family program is recommended for ages 5 and up.

Picture Book Theatre is a professional company specializing in creative and realistic adaptations of picture book illustrations through string puppets, encouraging children in literacy and appreciation for illustrators’ techniques.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum’s Admissions Desk or by calling 413-559-6336.

In The Auditorium

From Story to Stage: The Littlest Matryoshka Comes to Life

November 18, 2018
Free with ticket to 2:30 pm Picture Book Theatre performance


Join author Corinne Demas, illustrator Kathryn Brown, puppet maker and show creator Therese Brady Donohue, and composer Karen Tarlow as they give a powerpoint presentation illustrating the process of bringing The Littlest Matryoshka from book to stage.


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